Celebrating the life of Stanley Bruce Burns
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Stanley met his wife Rose while she was a nurse intern at the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee. They married in 1953 and had just celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
He enjoyed playing trumpet in the Harry Shepherd band during the 1950's and 1960's, and kept playing it for many years after the band was no longer together. Some of his favorite times were outings in his boat on the Apalachicola river with his many friends and family. Stanley loved people and had a heart for helping people. It's been said in recent days that Stanley helped out many people in Gadsden County through the years. He also dearly loved Centenary United Methodist Church where he was a life-long member.
Stanley is survived by his wife, Rose, daughters Lelia Hauversburk (Danny) and Harriet Moore (Buddy), granddaughters Roseanna Grimsley (Greg) and Ryann Moore, one great granddaughter, Paisley Grimsley, a great grandson due to arrive in January 2021, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sisters Hazel Nelson and June Gay (Jerry). He was predeceased by his parents, sister Shirley Burns, brother Chuck Burns and brother-in-law, Larry Nelson.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 3:00 PM at Sunny Dell Cemetery in Gretna, FL.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.
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